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Winter Boots

The best winter boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 26, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Glacier XT
$135 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof
$111 - $185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof
$149 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boots
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry
$42 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kamik Nation Pro
$56 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sorel 1964 Pac Boot
$98 - $160
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Baffin Impact
$220 - $249
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Sorel Conquest
$100 - $160
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Glacier
$180
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Sorel Caribou
$80 - $180
user rating: 1 of 5 (41)
The North Face Chilkat
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Toundra Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Storm Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Baffin Arctic Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Pemberton Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Credence Wool Waterproof Nurl
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowsquall Tall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Omni-Heat
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Revel Boots
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Revelstoke
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Apex Pac
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Danner Raptor 650
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Keen Summit County
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 6"
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Insulated
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Lost 40
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Otis Nurl
$140 MSRP
Muck Boot Muckster II Low
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined
Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots
Muck Boot Arctic Outpost Lace Mid
$200 MSRP
Timberland Woodhaven Fleece-Lined Waterproof Boots
$180 MSRP
Wolverine Crossbuck Waterproof LX
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Steger Mukluks Arctic
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Northside Back Country
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (8)
Herman Survivor Tracer
$53 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Merrell Thermo Arc 6 Waterproof
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Keen Growler
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Evolution
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Nuptse Fur III
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Tundra Mid WP
discontinued

Recent Winter Boot Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat

Expensive boot, but only got to use them three times before complete failure. Took them out of the cupboard on their second winter but the rubber rand had completely broken down into pieces. Like someone had cut the rubber up with a knife, when I pushed my finger into them it went right through. These boots were not made correctly and the wrong materials were used. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sorel Glacier XT

Sorel got it right. These are great boots, warm from top to bottom. It looks like a few people have had issues with the Glacier boots where the tops come away from the bottoms. Well, that only happens when you do not undo the laces before taking them off, ripping the boots apart. I own a lot of Sorel boots and a lot of pairs of boots from another Leading Canadian Brand and to be honest the Glacier XT's are in the top spot along with the other top pair of boots. There is no way a person's feet… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry

First pair of Vasque boots and I loved them so much I replaced my summer hiking boots with Vasque as well. Great boot for light winter hiking. Certainly won't replace Sorels for cold weather, but a great hiking boot. Very warm, very comfortable with no break-in needed.  Good traction and water resistant. I love these boots that replaced a well worn pair of Columbias. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Keen Summit County

A truly warm winter boot, comfortable out of the box, with features expected of Keen. I acquired these boots a couple months ago, as a Christmas gift from “the dogs” (with the assistance of my wife), who appreciate my efforts to walk ‘em even when it’s colder than the dark side of the Moon out there. I’ve since worn them dog-walking (of course) in single-digit to mid-teens temps (and a little warmer, too), and for a few short day hikes in mid-teen-to-twenties temps in rolling terrain,… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat

North Face boots simply failed miserably! The failure is totally unacceptable. DO NOT BUY NORTH FACE PRODUCTS! They cannot be trusted. I can add to the simply horrible product that has the usually trusted name "North Face" on their boots. Mine failed catastrophically as others with cracks throughout the "rubber". At first I loved these boots as many others have stated. But the failure is totally unacceptable. DO NOT BUY NORTH FACE PRODUCTS! They cannot be trusted. Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

Unrepairable soles. Great boots. Warm, lightweight. Since Steger does not repair the soles when they wear out, they are evidently disposable. Don't imagine you'll be handing these down to your kids, like L.L.Bean boots. Big bucks for disposable mukluks. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat

They fall apart for no reason. I have worn these boots maybe a total of 20 times. The other day while hiking in cold conditions they completely disintegrated and fell apart.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kamik Nation Pro

These boots are a warm, dry, and light pac boot made by a proven company. I like these boots a whole lot. 12 inches high, which is important and standard boot wear to me, prevents snow and water getting in on ankles and stops lots of brush and briar wear on pants. They are rated for -40°f but I've never had them below about -12°f and they were warm and comfortable. They fit well out of the box with no problems except maybe with my wide foot they could've been a bit wider but the liner does collapse… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat

Be aware...North Face ignores design faults. My love of their products has gone. These were bought purely as I had MS. They were excellent to keep my feet warm. I had the coat which was great. They split within 16 weeks. Our thick woollen lounge carpet is not exactly rough terrain! A design fault clearly ignored. God knows what you would do if North Face boots had split on the mountain. Really, sadly, not worth the risk. I am one of many that have had this happen. They try to put the blame on the… Full review